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Posts tagged primates

March 18, 2014

 

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Scared Of Snakes

Do you jump when you see a snake? Some scientists think there could be an evolutionary explanation.

December 25, 2012

 

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What Is The Elevator Effect?

Haven't we all been on an elevator and noticed that just about everyone stops talking when they get on?

September 28, 2012

 

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The Origins Of Human Speech

Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.

July 2, 2009

 

Two chimps in zoo exhibit

Chimps… The Deadliest Animals On Earth?

What would you say is the deadliest animal on earth--the most dangerous, brutal, destructive? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 9, 2006

 

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Dogs and Chimpanzees

Dog-human attentiveness may mean that dogs make better subjects to study cognitive skills than primates, even chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives.

August 31, 2004

 

When Marmosets Think About Love

Are marmosets like most men looking for love? Learn about marmosets on this Moment of Science.

November 21, 2003

 

The Real Bigfoot

Have scientists discovered the real Bigfoot? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Healthy Famine?

Suppose you could live a longer, healthier life if you were willing to eat about half what you normally do and spend every day feeling cold and hungry?

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